Buying into the Future – How to Invest in Art, May 8th (Thu)


Buying into the Future – How to Invest in Art
May 8th (Thursday), 7pm – 8pm
SURGE Art Headquarters
30 RMB for 85 Broads Members; 70 RMB for non-members
Ticket includes a free glass of house wine or beverage and pastries.  Pop-up bar by Wine Republic will provide buy one get one free deal for the rest of the night.
Register Here!

Fish Painting

As savvy women, we all like to make a smart investment. But in the current economic climate, stocks and shares just don’t seem to hold the same appeal they used to. What about an investment that you can not only see, but actually looks great? Enter the art world. However, art can also be a daunting world to get started in, and that’s where SURGE Art comes in. Come learn from experts how to make an investment that’s both smart and beautiful. Why does that sound so familiar?

当代MOMA 1 Xiangheyuan Bei Xiao Jie (just north of Wanguocheng MOMA)
15th Floor of Hotel M within the MOMA building complex
当代MOMA 1 香河园北小街(万国成的北边)
T: +86 (10) 8438 8827

SpeakersValerie Wang 2

Valerie Wang – Specialist & Head of Department, Chinese 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Forever Christie’s Auction

Tom P. Founder & Director of Surge Art2


Tom Pattinson – SURGE Art Founder and Director
Tom Pattinson is a Beijing based art consultant. Formerly of the Sunday Times London, Tom was appointed editor in chief of Time Out Beijing from 2005 to 2009. He writers for a number of publications including Esquire and Vogue and comments on Chinese art and contemporary culture for many news organizations. Tom is director of SURGE Art, an online and offline platform for discovering emerging artists in China and a major annual fair now occurring in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou.

surge art logoAbout SURGE Art
SURGE Art is China’s leading platform for discovering quality contemporary art. Since its inception in 2006, SURGE Art (formerly known as Affordable Art China) has been the leading platform for art discovery. SURGE Art showcases China’s most promising emerging artists in its popular art fairs – selecting talents from renowned artist communities to prestigious art schools – and making their works accessible to the public.

SURGE Art Beijing is our Beijing fair, running from April 30 – May 11 2014 at 当代MOMA (picture and map attached), displaying hundreds of fresh, exciting artworks. The exhibition is free to the public and is open daily from 10am – 7pm, with special events running throughout the fair. Check to see which events will be running.

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North Korea in Flux: Dinner & Discussion with Expert Andray Abrahamian

North Korea in FluxLearn everything you always wanted to know about North Korea. Where is the country headed? Who are it’s women? What are their challenges and in what ways are they fighting for change? And what can you do to transform the course of their future…

North Korea in Flux: Gender, Social Mobility and Business
By Andray Abrahamian
Location: Sanlitun restaurant location to be announced upon registration
Date: Thursday, April 17th 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Fee: 150 RMB for members; 250 RMB for non-members. Dinner includes appetizer and entre; vegetarian options available.
RSVP: Click here to register

Part I, Dinner & Discussion: Join us for an intimate dinner and discussion with well-known North Korea expert, Andray Abrahamian. For years, Andray has been hosting women leadership programs in North Korea, training young female managers and entrepreneurs with core business skills, and enabling the best candidates to set-up or grow their business in North Korea.

Part II, Mentor North Korean Women: Meet and mentor the young women entrepreneurs from North Korea that Andray will bring to Beijing in the fall of 2014. Join us as a mentor and collaborator and help young women build their businesses, giving both life advice and professional guidance. Event details TBD, so stay tuned!

North Korea in Flux: Gender, Social Mobility and Business
Each one of us has some image of North Korea in our heads. It has forced its way into our imaginations, yet so many developments in North Korea’s economic and social relations are either ignored or misinterpreted. One of the huge changes in North Korea revolves around the roles of women and the role of business and trade in society. After training over 350 North Korean participants since 2010 in Business and Entrepreneurship, Financial Sector Development, and Economic Policy and Strategy, Choson Exchange has developed a unique and on-the-ground perspective of these changes. Since 2012, it has been running a women in business program, though which it attempts to support and encourage female entrepreneurs and managers as they navigate new options in career development.

Andray AbrahamianAndray Abrahamian became interested in Korea issues following a trip to the DMZ in 2003. This inspired an MA in International Relations from the University of Sussex. He then earned a PhD focusing on Western media and images of North Korea, while teaching International Relations at the University of Ulsan. He has published various academic and op-ed articles and been solicited to offer commentary by international news broadcasting organizations. His academic interests include intercultural relations, post-colonialism, Orientalisms, hegemony and US-East Asian relations. He currently works full time as Executive Director of the Singaporean non-profit Choson Exchange, running programs focused on business, economic policy and law for young North Korean professionals. Andray speaks Korean. To learn more about the Choson Exchange, please click here.

International Women’s Day & Mentoring Walk Kickoff Celebration

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March 8th (Saturday) 10:00am – 12:00pm
UNICEF Beijing Office 联合国儿童基金会驻中国办事处
12 Sanlitun Road 北京朝阳区三里屯路12号(near the Opposite House)
Tel: +86 (10) 8531-2600

Click Here to Register
Optional donation to our charity The Dandelion School encouraged. Ticket Price: 100 RMB
Ticket includes tea or coffee and croissants or fruit.
Register in advance, as space is limited.*For security purposes, please bring a valid ID to enter the UNICEF facility.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the 2014 season of 85 Broads Mentoring Walks will kickoff on Saturday March 8th, 2013, hosted by 85 Broads, UNICEF, the American Chamber of Commerce, the Australian Chamber of Commerce, the European Chamber of Commerce, and Capital M Beijing. All proceeds from the event will be donated to young girls at the Dandelion School, a non-profit educational institute located in the outskirts of Beijing that provides education for Chinese migrant families who fall below the poverty line and are unable to obtain basic education in Beijing.

Our Mentoring Walks bring together established women leaders and emerging women leaders in our community to connect, learn, mentor and share resources. Women mentors and their mentees break up into small groups and walk together, discussing their personal and professional challenges, life choices, successes, failures, passions and inspirations, and tips to achieving the most in one’s life. Mentoring Walks increase the impact of women in our communities and provide opportunities to highlight achievements, as well as to teach, learn, and encourage leadership and excellence.

Our Mentoring Walks also provide aspiring professionals with an open ear, honest feedback and personal and professional guidance from seasoned professionals in a number of fields. Mentors come from a diverse variety of backgrounds including, international development, foreign affairs, law, finance and banking, business development, marketing, public relations, humanitarian and non-profit work, corporate social responsibility, academia, entrepreneurship, restaurateurs, healthcare, technology and media, sustainability, energy, international trade, and more.

85 Broads is an exclusive global network of over 30,000 trailblazing and high-achieving women whose mission is to generate exceptional professional and social value for its communities, and use the remarkable intelligence and talent of its members to positively change the course of history for future generations of women worldwide.

Our Esteemed Mentors:
- Belinda Rabano, Corporate Communications, WPP Asia Pacific
- Goerild Heggelund, Senior Climate Change Advisor, United Nations Development Programme in China( Mandarin )
- Sarah Kennedy, Vice President, International Fonterra
- Dr. Lucy Chen Director, Global Institute of Health Peking University
- Pia McCrae, CEO, Save the Children China ( Mandarin )
- Dr. Catherine Sozi, China Coordinator, UNAIDS
- Michelle Yang, Media & i-Marketing Director, Coca Cola (Mandarin)
- Jan Fang, Asia Pacific External Communications, Pfizer ( Mandarin)
- Jolanda van Westering, Child Protection Chief, UNICEF
- Cherry Han, Chief Representative, Solvay*
- Lin Gao, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, Motorola Solutions
- Ellen Marks, General Manager, RTI China- Sandra Oudkirk, Economics Section, U.S. State Department*
- W. Rose Zhu, Partner – Corporate, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
*Confirmation pending

About the Dandelion School
The Dandelion School was founded by the Dandelion Project, which consists of dozens of Chinese female professionals who are devoted to charitable work to improve the quality of life for Chinese women and children. The school was established in August 2005 in Daxing, a suburb district of Beijing. Its classrooms were transformed from an abandoned factory building. It is the first and only charitable and nonprofit middle school providing quality education specially-tailored for children from low income migrant families.

Future 2014 Mentoring Walks
Mentoring Walks for 2014 will take place in Ritan Park, and we will accept only 30 participant for each walk session. Future dates are:
- March 8th, 2014 (Saturday) *hosted at UNICEF
- May 9th, 2014 (Friday)
- July 11th, 2014 (Friday)
- September 12th, 2014 (Friday)
- November 14th, 2014 (Friday) *this finale walk will take place at another location, TBD.

Couples & Careers Panel


Couples & Careers

RSVP Feb. 25th (Tue), 6:30pm in Sanlitun (Thirst Reception Room)

Men are invited!  Register HERE!

February is a month when many of us think about the relationships that are important in our lives.  Sheryl Sandberg is not the first person to affirm that the most important career choice you make is who you marry.

85 Broads will be hosting a panel discussion with three married couples from different countries who have been able to balance their careers and relationships.

Couples & Careers


Julie and Frederick are from the USA.
Julie is the Country Program Manager at UN Women.
Frederick is the Managing Director at Umbra Technologies Limited.

Huaying and Weihan are from China.
Huaying is the VP Sustainability at Coca-Cola Greater China & Korea.
Weihan is an entrepreneur and CEO of New Herbal Way.

Annick and Stéphane from Canada.
Annick is a commercial counsellor and senior trade commissioner at the Canadian Embassy in Beijing.
Stéphane is a Policy Advisor at UNDP China.

Thirst Logo

Date: Feb, 25th (Tue), 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Location: Thirst Reception Room, Gongtibeilu, Courtyard 4, Building 22, Room 101, 三里屯工体北路四号院.  Directions: Thirst is in the yellow building next to 1949 and The Local, in the same complex as The Bookworm. Map

Cost: 85 Broads Global Members 100 RMB (if you come with a male friend, please register your guest at the global members price)
Non Members 150 RMB
*Tickets include a drink (wine or soft drink) as well as hors-d’oeuvres.

RSVP to our Holiday Cocktail & Book Exchange Mixer!

Cocktail for your thoughts?

Cocktail for your thoughts?

Specialty Holiday Cocktails!
Book Exchange!
Ladies Night!

RSVP Here and bring a book or DVD to participate!

FREE Entry & 1 FREE Cocktail!
50 RMB (includes 1 complimentary cocktail)
December 5th 7 PM, Thursday
Parnas, Nali Patio 1/F, Sanlitun


Before we head off on our holidays and get buried in our work at this busy time of year, let’s get together and share the holiday spirit with one another! While enjoying our cocktails with old and new friends, 85 Broads will host a Holiday Book Exchange and movie swap at the same time. Discover some new (and free!) winter reads with featured seasonal drinks!

Dr. Seus BookmarkEvent Agenda
December 5th, 2013 Thursday
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm Registration
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Mingle and Book Swap
9:00 pm Adjourn
9:00 pm till late, ladies night

Venue, Ticket & Menu
Venue 地点: Parnas
Address 地址:1/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun North Rd, Chaoyang district, Beijing
北京市朝阳区三里屯北路81号, 那里花园一层
Telephone 电话: +86 10 52887665

Free  for 85 Broads Global Members  (includes one complimentary drink)
50 RMB for non-Members (Ticket comes with one FREE drink)
*Bring one book or DVD to participate!

Ladies NightNew Drink Menu is Up!
40 RMB Special Drinks of Wine & Mix Drinks
Followed by our Ladies Night Special
Free Flow of Fun Drinks


Viva & 85 Broads Host: “The Grand Gathering – A Spectacular Event For the Women of Beijing”

September 25th, Wednesday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Parnas Restaurant, 1/F Nali Patio, Sanlitun, Beijing
Hosted by: Viva and 85 Broads
Supported by: WEConnect, Women In Leadership, Spark:Her, UNWomen China, Lean In

Join us at the biggest celebration of leading women's organization of Beijing!

Join us at the biggest celebration of leading women’s organization of Beijing!

Viva and 85 Broads cordially invite you to a spectacular event for the women of Beijing!

The Grand Gathering
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
6:00pm – 9:00pm
La Cascina, Nali Patio
2/F, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu
Tel: +86 (10) 5742-1872


The Grand Gathering 2013Cost For Members
of any supporting organization
Pre-registration 150 RMB
At the door 200 RMB

Cost For Non-Members
Pre-registration 200 RMB
At the door 250 RMB
*Note: no fapiaos will be issued for this event


About The Grand Gathering
Beijing is a wonderful city in which to work as a professional woman.

Over the last five years, the city has sprouted various groups to provide professional women with platforms to meet, share and exchange. What are these groups? What values do they represent and what are each of their unique missions? Who do these groups serve? How do they differ? How can you get involved?

The Grand Gathering will answer all of these questions.
On Wednesday September 25th, Beijing’s women’s groups will join together for an almighty female finale to the summer.

Co-hosted by Viva and 85 Broads, and supported by WEConnect, Women in Leadership, Spark:Her, UN Women China, and Lean In – the event aims to introduce each group to the capital’s professional women from old China hands to new arrivals.

Grab a girlfriend and register now as we gather for cocktails and canapés, introductions and insight and an evening of community connections.

This event is open to any professional women in Beijing. Sorry, no men this time!

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!

Friday August 8: An inside look at China’s most well-known Internet giant

Following the wildly successful “Women in Tech” event 85 Broads Beijing hosted this past April, we are now providing an exclusive opportunity to go inside one of China’s largest and its most well-known internet companies, Baidu. Join Anna Wang (Manager of International Communications) and Sharon Wu (Senior Manager, Corporate Development) for a tour of Baidu’s Haidian headquarters, hear about the company’s latest foray’s into the mobile space and their approach to thriving in the fiercely competitive e-commerce space in China. Finally, hear from Sharon first-hand the highs and lows of working at a tech company in China in a 45 minute Q&A session following the tour.


When: Friday August 8, 2:00-3:30pm
Where: 北京市海淀区上地十街10号 / Baidu Campus, No. 10, Shangdi 10th Street Haidian District
Price: Free

ReCap: Man Speak is Sexy with Mary Rezek

On June 20th, the 85 Broads community joined together for breakfast to hear an engaging and informative presentation by Mary Rezek, founder and principal consultant at Saatori on the topic of gendered communications called Man Speak is Sexy.

Mary provided the group with insights from her dynamic global career working with executives. Key highlights included the importance of getting your message out quickly and clearly, smiling (but not too much), how to dress to be yourself (yet be respected),  and how to deal with male subordinates. We enjoyed hearing her stories of fascinating women on their quest to break glass ceilings. 

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